Stars: Gerard Butler / Nikolaj Coster-Waldau / Brenton Thwaites /
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Production Companies: Summit Entertainment, Mystery Clock Cinema, Thunder Road Pictures,
Director: Alex Proyas, Kira Bohn, Karen Mansfield,
Gods of Egypt Summary
A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Sometimes Gods of Egypt has fascinatingly go-for-broke visuals. Other times, 1997 Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush... glowers on his boat in space between breaks fighting chaos, as represented by a toothy cloud worm.
If it wasn't all CGI, I would have said I hope they saved the sets for another, better movie.
As bad movies go, this one at least is all-in on its badness.
If one is going to make special effects the focus of a movie, they need to be good special effects, and that's not the case here. Proyas' ideas are never fully translated from imagination to screen.
Gods of Egypt gets lost in its own budget, constantly shooting to outdo its visual grandeur but forgetting to lend it any depth. But there's a mad ambition at work.